Average Data Center Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Data Center Manager is $97,200.
MEDIAN $97,200
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$64k - $134k
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$2k - $21k
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$63k - $145k

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Job Description for Data Center Manager

Data Center Manager Tasks
  • Supervise the maintenance, installation, and updates of physical and software systems in data center.
  • Research and present new technologies for increasing efficiency and decreasing costs.
  • Maintain a secure physical facility, both for safety of systems and for power configuration.
  • Troubleshoot environmental issues and emergent problems and create plans for disruptions.
  • Configure, manage, and analyze automated metric tracking and alerts.

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Career Paths

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Data Center Manager
Information Technology (IT) Manager
Operations Manager
Information Technology (IT) Director
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Popular Skills for Data Center Manager

Skills in Project Management, Internet DataCenter and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Facility Maintenance & Coordination and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Data Center Manager

An early career Data Center Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,676 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Data Center Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,044 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Data Center Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,706 based on 146 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,462.
Employees with Data Center Manager in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 5.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (4.5% more) and New York, New York (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (40.2% less), Phoenix, Arizona (9.5% less) and Ashburn, Virginia (7.9% less).

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